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Supreme Court Can’t Stop Constitution Amendment – Senate

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The Senate on Sunday, May 10, 2015 stated that the Supreme Court does not have sufficient powers to stop the National Assembly from amending the 1999 Constitution.

Making the assertion was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Information and Public Affairs, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, while reacting to the ruling made by the apex court upholding President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to reject the proposed amendment.

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, Abaribe said: “The Supreme Court is wrong. The law does not allow one arm of the government to stop another arm of government from performing its duties.

“The Supreme Court cannot stop us from legislating and if they say that the Supreme Court is stopping us from making laws, it is misleading and it amounts to misreading the powers of the Supreme Court.”

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